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Icona Pop Tour Reaches Central Florida

by Mike Halterman
Sunday Aug 11, 2013

BedHead presents Icona Pop's The Iconic Tour at The RITZ Ybor with K.Flay and Sirah on Sunday, August 18, 2013.

Icona Pop are an Swedish electropop DJ duo comprised of members Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo. Their blockbuster single "I Love It" (featuring Charli XCX) has topped the international charts in numerous countries, and is a huge U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit. The duo has been praised by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork Media, NME and The Guardian, and have appeared on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Icona Pop recently released their new single "All Night" from their upcoming debut album, "This Is... Icona Pop."

The Iconic Tour featuring Icona Pop will trek across North America and Europe this fall, with an August 18, 2013 stop at The RITZ Ybor in Tampa, Florida. Other performance stops for Icona Pop will include the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, IL and The Grove Music Festival in Toronto, Ontario.

Hotspots was able to snag an exclusive interview with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at The RITZ Ybor, Okesene Tilo, so we could learn more about the concert.

How did The Ritz Ybor get Icona Pop to perform here in Tampa?

Our friends over at Live Nation and No Clubs Productions are responsible for bringing Icona Pop's Iconic Tour show to The Ritz Ybor. It was a definite no-brainer to have Icona Pop perform at our venue here in the entertainment district of Tampa where their "I Love It" hit single can be heard all over 7th Avenue.

What kinds of things should people know about Icona Pop's music?

Initially, I was only familiar with "I Love It," but I fell in love with the rest of their songs after I listened to the entire Icona Pop album and Iconic EP. Their music is fun, infectious and makes you want to dance.

What song of theirs is your favorite, and why?

"We Got The World" is definitely my favorite Icona Pop song. It's such an energetic anthem of being young and carefree while living on cloud nine.

Tell us about special guests K.Flay and Sirah.

Both K.Flay and Sirah are talented, up-and-coming female rap artists from the States. A lot of EDM fans may remember Sirah from her featured guest appearance on Skrillex's "Bangarang."

What makes Icona Pop a "must-see" musical act?

For those concertgoers and music fans who want to dance, let loose and have fun, seeing Icona Pop live in concert should be at the top of their to-do list.

Pre-Party early doors for the Icona Pop concert open at 6pm with main doors at 7 p.m. The show is tentatively scheduled to start at 8 p.m. This is an All Ages show. General Admission tickets are $19.50 and available online for purchase at www.theritzybor.com

For more information on Icona Pop, please visit www.iconapop.com

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